Class is officially back in session for Beverly Hills, 90210's most tortured California dream. An inside source revealed to TV Guide's Michael Ausiello Jennie Garth has signed up to reprise her signature role as Kelly Taylor for The CW's Fall spinoff, entitled simply 90210.Published reports say The CW hopes to air the latest series in the Beverly Hills,90210 franchise (the original soap also begat the hit Melrose Place, which begat the short-lived Models, Inc.) back-to-back with the cult fave Gossip Girl next season.
When we last saw Kell, she was a public relations guru, but for the update, Ms. Taylor will work at good old West Bev as a guidance counselor (Can Tiffani Thiessen's Val be the sex ed teacher?). She definitely had enough bad experiences of her own during her high school and college years to empathize with this generation of uber rich SoCal teens. Kelly endured every indignity from cocaine and diet pill addictions, to amnesia, to those awful peasant dresses that were in style in the early 90's. Somewhere Shannen Doherty just hit her agent in the head with a cell phone.